A 49-year-old member asked:
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i have a terrible toothache, could i take naproxen and acetaminophen at the same time to ease some of the pain?

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Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
I would not: Unless instructed by the dentist i would not. I would only use one or the other. Call a dentist or your family doctor or the E.R. The cause of the pain needs to be determined and the cause treated.
Answered on Nov 8, 2016
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not advised: The infection needs treatment, not an overdose of otc products in an attempt to mask symptoms. Please call your dentist for an emergency visit. May need root canal treatment or extraction and replacement.
Answered on Nov 8, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes but won't solve problem. See DDS ASAP
Answered on Nov 8, 2016

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